Convert Adobe Illustrator to G-code panel V2.0

Whats New in V2.0

  • Added multiline input text boxes to insert several commands at the same time into the G-code

  • Added functionality to insert commands for three extra Illustrator outline colors

  • Fixed a bug that broke the G-code for document with resolutions other than 300 ppi

  • Fixed bug that prevented from exporting the G-code several times without closing the panel

About the panel

This panel arose from a need to reduce the number of steps involved in generating g-code for machines that I create to reproduce drawings made on my computer using various techniques. All of the drawings get the finishing touches in Adobe Illustrator, but unfortunately, there was no way to export g-code from Illustrator. I always had to go through the added step of opening a program called Inkscape with the sole purpose of generating the g-code which my machines understand.

This solution not only solves my problem, but could help many other people as well. I hope that you find this tool as useful as I do.

Understandably, I cannot be responsible for any issues you might have when using this tool, but if you have requests I would love to hear from you.

Note: I am working on a documentation file with examples to show the possibilities. I didn’t want to make you wait:-).

To Install this tool "Export to G-code.jsx" to /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2018/Presets.localized/en_US/Scripts

To Access the tool inside Illustrator go to your menu File/Scripts/ Export to G-code